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I'm thinking about installing a CB on my 2012 Goldwing. However I don't use a headset (and would prefer not to). Would I be able to monitor communication (not talk) on the CB, while still listening to music through the speakers? Or does the CB only work with a headset connected?
 

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It can also play through the dash speakers without a headset but you wont be able to talk. You will need to play with squelch as anytime the CB is activated, it will switch from music to CB. The squelch can reduce the static so it only blanks out the music when someone close is transmitting.
 

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Ummmm,
yes you can talk w/o a headset.
my '94 and '98 I used a hand microphone on the CB and listened to the radio through the dash speakers.
 

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Thank you both for the quick response

AZgl1800 can you elaborate on the hand mic
 

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Read this..................Post # 4......

 

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Yes, you could use a handheld J&M hand mike but they havent been made for a very long time and impossible to find new or used.
 

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the mic that I had, had a CB radio name on it.
Maxxon IIRC, probably a Condenser mic, but don't know for sure.
 

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Probably about any CB mic could be made to work if you could figure out the wiring.
 

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Pinout for both connectors. You would have to find a matching plug for the mic.
323744

323745
 

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The mic would also have to be wired to the PTT switch which is not in the DIN plug.
 

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I just held the mic in my right hand, steered with the Left hand, and pushed PTT switch.

No problem, just a trifle inconvenient.

when I sold the '98SE, I forgot to keep the microphone with me, so when I bought the 1800 I was "forced" to get a good commset, which I did, EdSet's ThunderClap speaker and boom mike.

no regrets, but damn expensive.
 

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The OP could always buy a used headset and remove the headset speakers. Just the mic attached to the helmet. Still use the bike speakers.
That way he would have the correct cords and no rewiring.
The mic could be attached with 3M dual lock to the helmet if he wants to remove it easily.
 
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